Source: (1999) The Advocate 21 (May).
Hopf states that the retributive model has done little to alleviate the problem of juvenile delinquency and crime. Restorative justice differs from retributive justice in substantial ways, and it offers a more balanced approach, involving the victim, the offender, and the community. To demonstrate, Hopf discusses guiding principles of restorative justice, public support for restorative justice, and the transformational challenge that restorative justice poses for our contemporary criminal justice system.
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